3rd (and final) edition. ppxviiii 359 + 6 pages of index and 15 pages of wonderful period adverts relating to the marine industry. well illustrated with photographs of ships, and with four double page coloured plates depicting the international code flags and company flags and funnel colours.
good clean condition hardback in the original binding. spine lightly faded and with tear to the top. small mark to front board. hinges cracked, but still firm.
signed presentation copy from the author.
Part one is a history of the development of steam navigation, and part two comprises histories of 23 individual deep sea and coastal shipping companies, plus brief notices of another twelve.
an important book on the history of deep sea and coastal steam navigation through the 19th century.